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Laura Whiteley MD

Dr. Whiteley is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. She is the recipient of competitive grant awards from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Rhode Island Foundation for her work with adolescents and young adults. She is the Associate Director of the General Psychiatry Training Program at Brown and teaches Advanced Psychopharmacology: Treatment Algorithms and Measured Based Care in Depression. Dr. Whiteley is on the Admissions Committee and chairs the Clinical Competency Committee for the Brown University Psychiatry Residency. She supervises psychiatry trainees at Johnson and Wales University Counseling Center and Rhode Island School of Design Counseling Center. Her teaching, clinical care, and mentorship have been recognized by awards from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.


Dr. Whiteley obtained her undergraduate degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Brown University. After her residency training, she completed a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) T32 research fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital. 


  • Associate Residency Director, Brown General Psychiatry Residency Program

  • Director and Founder, Young Adult Behavioral Health Program at Rhode Island Hospital

  • Director and Founder, College Mental Health Program, Rhode Island Hospital

  • T32 NIMH Research Fellowship, Rhode Island Hospital

  • Brown University Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Bradley Hospital

  • Brown University General Psychiatry Residency, Butler Hospital

  • Temple University School of Medicine, MD

  • University of Pennsylvania, BA


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